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Corporate Training Soars – Here’s What It Means

In February, Josh Bersin of Forbes Magazine wrote an interesting article on training and development titled, Spending on Corporate Training Soars: Employee Capabilities Now a Priority.  In the piece he took a look at the recent 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook study and did a pretty good job analyzing and summarizing the key parts.  We thought […]

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Global Shift in Leadership: A Move from Recruitment to Development Indicates New Survey

Recently Deloitte released their Global Human Capital 2013 Trends report.  This report looked at and analyzed how companies were “pivoting from the recession to the new horizons of 2020.”  In the survey and report, which covered more than 1,300 organizations in 59 countries, 90% of global business leaders and HR executives are looking to abandon […]

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GUESTBLOGGER: My Time as an Intern at New Directions – Nicole Peterson

I learned about New Directions Consulting from my College Advisor and Internship Coordinator at Southern Vermont College.  Once I found out what type of business it was and had my interview with Matt I felt like I had finally found something that was up my alley, and for a senior in college that is huge! After being […]

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Bennington rolls out work force training I Rutland Herald

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Workforce Training Series to Kick Off in Bennington, VT

A collaborative effort to ensure area workforce training and development. New Directions, a training and development firm in southern Vermont has partnered with area businesses, the Bennington Economic Development Task Force, the Workforce Investment Board and the Town of Bennington to offer convenient and affordable employee training to the Bennington area in a new program known as […]

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Train-the-Trainer Certificate Workshop

Looking to cut your training costs? Needing results with your learning program? Our train-the-trainer workshop certifies trainers in adult learning theory, workshop design, and presentation skills. More and more organizations are finding it cost effective to build in-house training teams and purchase scripted modules that are “ready to go.” We have now launched over a […]

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Building a Process-Efficiency Mindset Workshop

You may wish that sometimes you could do it all yourself — just so it would get done right —but truthfully that’s unrealistic. This workshop will help you to get others to see the inefficiencies in their processes and have a continuous improvement mindset. The learner will be able to: Build a continuous improvement mindset […]

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Effective Group Facilitation Workshop

Experts suggest that facilitation skills will be an absolute “must have” competency for leaders, whether leading a small group or large project team.  This training teaches the 5 Key Steps for Effective Facilitation with hands-on practice in the session.

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Conflict Mediation Workshop

Caught in the middle of a conflict?  Not sure how to mediate conflicts between others on your team?  Conflict is a normal part of work life and experts say it typically happens every 20 minutes.  This training equips managers and supervisors to react effectively when conflicts occur.

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New Directions: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday, the team at New Directions celebrated our 28th “birthday” of being in business. Long have I heard the stories of how my mother, Deb, started the business – out of her spare bedroom with a $500 loan from her mother, that from small beginnings emerged an international resource for human development. I usually think […]

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28th Anniversary Video – Still Going In New Directions

Employee training and development firm New Directions of North Bennington, Vermont celebrates its 28th year of business on July 18th 2012. The firm was started in 1984 by Deborah Mackin.  

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New Directions Commemorates 28 Years of Training and Development Services

Employee training and development firm New Directions of North Bennington, Vermont celebrates its 28th year of business on July 18th 2012.  The firm was started in 1984 by Deborah Mackin out of her spare bedroom with a $500 loan from her mother.  The international firm now has 4 employees, including Mackin’s son, Matthew Harrington, and […]

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Group Decision Making

Name: Group Decision Making Number of Participants: 15-25 Time Frame: 1-2 Day Course Who should attend: Groups or teams who are in decision making positions and want to improve their results Participants will be able to: – Understand what impairs our ability to make decisions – Apply a 4-step “best practice” decision-making approach – Recognize […]

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STRATEGY: Why HR Should Have a Seat at the Corporate Table

Awhile back I was talking with an HR colleague who had been through the worst three years of his long career, having closed several plants and laid off over 1,500 people.  He talked about how utterly demoralizing it was to spend his time dismantling business rather than growing it.  He hated being the bearer of […]

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New Directions Launches Training & Service Catalogue

[Download Catalogue] New Directions Consulting launches the 27th edition of their Training and Service Catalogue.  Seen as a roadmap for many of our clients in developing a rich and robust training and development program, we hope the newest edition provides as much guidance and direction for the next generation.

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Training the Next Generation (ASTD)

Michael Harrington, Director of New Training and Strategic Initiatives and Matthew Harrington, Marketing Manager, both of New Directions Consulting give commentary on the day’s events at the 15th Annual Hudson-Mohawk ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) Conference in March of 2010.

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New Directions' Presentation Skills Training

Michael Harrington, Director of New Training and Strategic Initiatives at New Directions, trains on Presentation Skills. New Directions, with over 25 years of service, provides more than 50 employee development and high-performance leadership programs to large and small organizations alike.

Partnering with the Capital & Saratoga Region

As a region poised to be the next tech hub of the nation, New Directions is ready and able to meet the needs of the surrounding tech, manufacturing and service industries.

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Training and Services Catalog

Our Training & Services Catalog features over 50 customizable trainings, workshops, webinars and round-tables to meet the individual needs of any organization large or small. This has been yet another challenging year for all of us who own an organization, work in business or non-profits and supervise staff.  Specific to New Directions, we’ve had to […]

STRATEGY: 11 Bold Strategies for Employee Development in 2011

Let’s face it; the economic slowdown has had an effect on the US workforce that we have yet to fully comprehend.  The decision to extend unemployment benefits to 99 weeks is a tangible reminder of how desperate the employment situation is for so many people.  Those with newly minted college degrees are facing over 14% […]

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NDCBlogger 2010 Greatest Hits

A special feature this week to commemorate the top 10 greatest blog hits of this year.  It has been our goal in creating this blog series to be a venue for professionals to gain insight and clarity around what it truly means to be a manager and leader in today’s world.  Hopefully we have accomplished this by […]

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TRAINING: The Future of Training and Development [Part II]

Last week we introduced you to the concept of New Social Learning and the possibilities it has to influence and enhance training and development departments.  To continue the discussion I’ve relied heavily on the book The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham & Marcia Conner. The book did a great job at giving some quick […]

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TRAINING: The Future of Training & Development: New Social Learning

Massive transformations are taking place in our economy, our businesses and the way we communicate and filter information now more than ever before.  The transformations may not be much of a surprise to most as Thomas Friedman warned us exhaustively in The World Is Flat five years ago; however I’m not always sure we’re aware […]

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TEAMING: The Case for In-House Training Teams

A new paper from New Directions discusses how organizations can cut cost while offering employee development by implementing In-House Training Teams within their organizations.   View 1 minute videos from successful In-House Training Team Members to see the potentials of starting an In-House Training Team program and then scroll down to view the free paper on In-House […]

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TRAINING: 5 Ways Training Can Cut Cost and Increase Revenue

For most, the idea of training is one that revolves around mandates and requirements, or as a solution to a problem one is experiencing.  However, we also know that training is a great way for organizations to build the competencies of their staff, and specifically, can be used to cut cost and increase revenue.   Recently […]

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